I was troubleshooting an issue with our fax machine and needed to test the phone line to see if it was working. I also wanted to see what phone number was assigned to the fax machine. So what did I do, I called my cell phone only to realize that the fax machine would repeatedly call me until it timed out according to the amount of retries configured (which is a lot). So every 5 minutes I would get a call from the fax machine; how annoying. I quickly looked to find a setting in the options of our Ricoh multi-function machine to cancel the transmission of this test fax.
After searching through 5-8 menus I found the magically menu. Here are the steps:
- Hit Facsimile.
- Change TX/Info
- Check/Stop Transmission File
- Highlight the outbound fax with my number assigned to it and hit cancel
- Confirm cancel
It stopped!! Now my already taxed smart phone battery won’t be crushed by repeated calls from our fax machine. This seems simple but I know it has happened to others.